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ART, EVENTS & MUSIC

Posted: December 13, 2012 - 12:02am

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Juneau Cooperative Church Council Advent Luncheon, 12-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church. With Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Alaska writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer and Rev. Dr. Douglas Dye and the Juneau Cooperative Church Council. Homemade soups, breads, cookies and music. Donations will go to the Glory Hole. Details: 789-4093.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

Second Friday Teen Hip-hop Class, 4-5 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Teen hip-hop class every second Friday at the Canvas. Youth ages 10-18 are invited to bust a move with chill tunes in a relaxed environment. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Taught by Kim Andree. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 586-1750.

Live Nativity, 6:30-8 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church. Come drive through a Live Nativity at Christ Lutheran Church! Come and be greeted by Roman soldiers, watch the shepherds and wise men, listen to the angel choir, and join Mary and Joseph in the celebration of Christ’s birth. Then join us in the Bethlehem Inn for refreshments! 10300 Glacier Highway (across from the DMV/State Troopers turnoff in the valley).No Charge.

The Improject: Comedy and Character workshop led by Roblin Gray Davis, 6 p.m. workshop and 8 p.m. performance, The Canvas. Held the second Friday of each month, hosted by Morally Improv-erished.

Live Jazz, 7-10 p.m., G.W. TEAL, Jazz singers Kari Groven and Ericka Lee accompanied by Tom Locher, piano and David Sheakley, drums.

Juneau Dance Unlimited’s “The Nutcracker” 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Tickets at the JDU office, Hearthside, and at the door. Details: juneaudance.org/nutcracker.

Theater at Latitude 58’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 7:30 p.m., Juneau Urgent and Family Care Center. Details: www.theateratlatitude58.com/best-christmas-pageant-ever.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

Juneau Dance Unlimited’s “The Nutcracker” 2 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Tickets at the JDU office, Hearthside, and at the door. Details: juneaudance.org/nutcracker.

Sixth Annual JIF Black and White Ball, 7 p.m., Rockwell, in the old Elks Hall. Featuring the Thunder Mountain Big Band. $20, or $15 students, at the door. Formal attire encouraged. All ages. Details: Eric at 957-1217 or Tim at 789-4690.

Juneau Dance Unlimited’s “The Nutcracker” 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Tickets at the JDU office, Hearthside, and at the door. Details: juneaudance.org/nutcracker.

Theater at Latitude 58’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 7:30 p.m., Juneau Urgent and Family Care Center. Details: www.theateratlatitude58.com/best-christmas-pageant-ever.

Holiday Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 5th and Gold streets. Featuring live music from Rumblefish. Tom Paul will call contra and square dances. No experience  or partners are necessary. All dances are taught. Adults $8, JIF and AFF members $7, students and seniors $5, SAGA and JVs free. 

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

Duplicate bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: David, 463-6174.

Juneau Dance Unlimited’s “The Nutcracker” 2 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Tickets at the JDU office, Hearthside, and at the door. Details: juneaudance.org/nutcracker.

UAS Improv Club, 3-5 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Weekly improv jam, open to the public.

International Dance Evening, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Club Downtown. Everyone welcome, no partner required, no charge. Free. Details: 364-2334.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

“Write For Your Life” group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Halau Hula ‘o ‘Olili’ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community Hall. With instructor Leimomi Martin. Details: leimomi@halauhulaooliliula.org.

Children’s Creative Play, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Group activities include: music, games, movies, ice skating, visiting the library. Details: 586-6623.

A Window Between Worlds, women’s art support group, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Call ahead if you will need childcare. Free. Details: 586-6623, www.awareak.org.

Focus Creative Writing Group, 6-8 p.m., downtown public library in the small conference room. Details: Burn, burnclair@gci.net or 463-6944.

 

 

MOVIES

As of Friday; see www.juneaumovies.com or call 463-FLIX (3549) for the latest movie times.

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“Skyfall” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

“Man with the Iron Fists” (R) Synopsis: On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“The Hobbit: An unexpected journey” (PG-13) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

“LIfe of Pi” (PG) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger.

“Rise of the Guardians” (PG) — Synopsis: When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

“Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2” (PG-13) — Synopsis: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

“Playing for Keeps” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

 

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“The Sessions” — Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 13-16. Synopsis: A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity in this drama starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and inspired by the life of poet/journalist Mark O’Brien. With the support of an unconventional priest (William H. Macy) and a devoted team of caretakers, the virginal writer hires a compassionate sex surrogate (Helen Hunt), who finds her life profoundly transformed by their tender sessions.

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